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Dell Vostro 200 Desktop system with 24"TFT, 2.33Ghz core2duo, 3gig, 500Gb, + more $1708.74

Posted By: sandgroper, posted 2007/09/03 01:37
If your looking for a new system this is a bit of a bargain complete with huge 24"TFT.
The 24"TFT is $999 on its own so effectively your getting all the rest of the kit including 2yrs warranty for just $709!

Click through to dell and enter ecode Q240925-web into the ecode finder boxes, Choose XP Pro or Vista Business OS and checkout as the 24" TFT is already selected for you.
Add coupon code 39131CC55486 to get 10% discount before GST $172.60

Q240925 - Dell Vostro 200 Mini Tower Desktop

Intel Core 2 Duo Processor E6550 (2.33GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB)
3GB (2x1GB/2x512MB) NECC Dual Channel DDR2 667MHz SDRAM Memory
500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing
Genuine Windows Vista Business or XP Pro
24" UltraSharp Wide Screen Flat Panel LCD Monitor (Analog & DVI)
256MB PCIe x16 NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT w/TV-Out & Dual DVI
16X DVD+/-RW with Dual Layer Write Capabilities
Dell A525 Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer
56K PCI Data/Fax Modem
Integrated Fast Ethernet 10/100
McAfee Security Center - 24 Months OEM (30 days Helpdesk included)
2 Years Limited warranty with Next Business Day Onsite Service
Free Delivery
87°-+
$1,708.74
  • sandgroper2007/09/03 16:43:03
    If you fancy the same deal but with a 27" monster TFT like the one below then the deal gets even better.
    Do as above with ecode Q240925-web and this time select the 27"TFT from the list, use the coupon at checkout and the complete system will cost $2003.76.
    The current price for the 27"TFT is $1799 so for another $204.76 your getting all the kit and a 2yr warranty!!

    Dont forget there is also 3% bucky cashback on the deals too.

    http://i.dell.com/images/ap/products/monitor/2707wfp_122x100.jpg
  • admin2007/09/03 17:11:57
    they really must want to move these large screens.
  • natimuk2007/09/03 17:33:12
    I already have a 24". Looking to upgrade at the moment...

    I would've jumped on to this deal if it had an option for a 30".
  • admin2007/09/03 17:38:12
    :) - 30's are massive. Was using one the other day with spreadsheets. So nice to be able to have three different applications visible all in the same space and then something else on the laptop screen.
  • natimuk2007/09/03 17:45:25
    Yeah, 30"s are truly huge. You get a sore neck after using it for a few days!

    I missed out on the $1599 deal a few weeks back. Waiting for their next sale.
  • sandgroper2007/09/03 17:58:28
    natimuk
    I already have a 24". Looking to upgrade at the moment...

    I would've jumped on to this deal if it had an option for a 30".


    Trouble is the 30" TFT needs a graphics solution capable of supporting 2560 x 1600 resolution and most of the bargain deals wont support that.

    Its AUD 1,998.70 at the moment with a free OLYMPUS FE-210 7.1MP SILVER 3X camera
  • sandgroper2007/09/07 16:24:11
    This deal using ecode Q240925 is still available this week, price and spec remain the same.
  • allansmith852007/09/18 23:30:25
    hi there,

    Sandgroper I think that was a fantastic find!! It's almost $400 cheaper than an equivalent system I made up through the "Home" section of the website.

    You can also save an extra $70 by selecting a lower warranty option :)

    A couple of things of queries though:
    1. Is the 24inch monitor the latest model? (I notice it is the Ultrasharp version, so I assume it is....)
    2. Do you know how flexible Dell typically are in changing from Vista Business to Vista Home premium?
    3. Similarly, I'd like to add a TV tuner card to the system as well. Not sure if that is possible.

    I suppose there's no harm in contacting Dell to find out if they can change the system slightly??
  • sandgroper2007/09/18 23:53:12
    Well Allan the 24"TFT is the latest model, but remember if you reduce the warranty then the whole kit inc monitor only has 1yr warranty.
    As for the OS change you would need to haggle with dell on that as this system is sold primarily as a business system so they dont see the need to offer Premium instead of Business version.
    Adding a tv tuner would be easier done by adding a USB version later and cheaper than Dell.
    Problem with ordering through dell on the phone and changeing the spec is as I see it you will get charged more for Premium unless your forceful, you may not be able to use the discount coupon, no bucky cashback either but you have to weigh up whats best for you personally.
    Let us know how you get on.
  • jayne2007/09/18 23:53:55
    And welcome to BuckScoop allansmith85!!!
  • nod2007/09/19 00:04:06
    Welcome to Buckscoop Allansmith85
  • allansmith852007/09/19 17:21:57
    Hi all,

    Thanks for all the welcomes.

    Just to let anyone know who's interested in customising the system, I called Dell today, and they weren't able to modify the system to swap Vista Business for Home Premium. And they couldn't add a TV tuner card either. Pretty inflexible. :(

    I wanted Home Premium as it comes with Windows Media Centre. I suppose I could pay an extra $100 to get Vista Ultimate (which has Windows media centre), but it's probably not worth it.

    I was just wondering if you guys could help me in providing any info on how much a TV tuner card (w/ remote) would be? At a rough guess of say $100, the Vostro system is about $200 cheaper than an equivalent system (Dell Inspiron w/ inbuilt TV tuner card and Vista Home Premium rather than Business).

    I'm thinking though that perhaps I should just wait for a system that I can more readily customise to my needs (ie; a home system, rather than a business system). However I do notice that the majority of the great deals Sandgroper finds are in relation to notebooks and business systems...
  • nod2007/09/19 17:32:37
    It might be worth seeing if Sandy could find what you need?
    I think he is the best person to talk to
  • sandgroper2007/09/19 19:01:39
    allansmith85

    I'm thinking though that perhaps I should just wait for a system that I can more readily customise to my needs (ie; a home system, rather than a business system). However I do notice that the majority of the great deals Sandgroper finds are in relation to notebooks and business systems...


    The reason for this is that the Dell Vostro systems are priced really well by Dell and with the coupon code for 10% off I can make up some nice deals.

    I will take a look at the Inspiron desktop line for you and see what I can find there but the only coupon I have for them is 5% so already we are in trouble.

    Q240926-web is a good spec and meets your requirements I think, but all I can get off it is 5% making it $2024.17 with premium and a TV tuner and remote, oh and BScoop cashback of course.
  • sandgroper2007/09/19 20:23:16
    Allan, I had a look round and Q240926-web seems to be the best alternative "home" system.

    If you still wanted to go the Vostro way then aquiring a copy of Dells Premium Vista disc doesnt seem to be that difficult ;-) and USB TV tuners can be had for around $100 elsware than from Dell. The advantage of using USB is that its not tied to your desktop, should you buy a notebook you can also use it with that.
  • allansmith852007/09/19 22:59:30
    Hi Sandy,

    Yes around $2025 was about the best price I was able to customise a 'home' system for as well. Incredible that the business systems are that much cheaper - but it's just a shame there's a lack of customisation options.

    As such, I will be probably end up buying the business system, then buying a separate USB TV tuner card. Even if I elect to pay $100 to upgrade from Vista Business to Visa Ultimate (effectively making it a 'home' system), it still works out significantly cheaper than buying an equivalent Inspiron.

    Many thanks for all your help.
  • admin2007/09/20 01:09:09
    My two cents allan - I hate the windows implementation of media centre - very clunky. :)
  • allansmith852007/09/20 09:40:42
    admin
    My two cents allan - I hate the windows implementation of media centre - very clunky. :)


    Could you suggest an alternative to use? Essentially I'd like to watch and record TV, and play and burn DVD's.
  • admin2007/09/20 11:01:29
    For playing DVD's Win Media Player works just as well.

    For burning there is a bunch of programmes around - one of the more common is Nero, but you can get other freebies that do the same job.

    I'm not much up on my tv tuners but someone else should be able to answer that for you. I would have thought the card itself would come with a manufacturers solution - but could be wrong.
  • sandgroper2007/09/21 07:47:23
    This deal using ecode Q240925 is still available this week, price and spec remain the same.
  • nod2007/09/21 13:27:19
    I can't believe that these codes are still working. Excellent :w00t:
  • allansmith852007/09/21 13:27:24
    sandgroper
    This deal using ecode Q240925 is still available this week, price and spec remain the same.


    Actually, when I configured the same system today I found it was more expensive.

    I went ahead with the order in the end anyway, by retrieving a cart I'd saved yesterday at the previous price.

    Must be a pretty good deal I reckon, I tried a couple of times to try and squeeze a bit of extra discount out of them by calling their customer service line, but w/ no luck!
  • nod2007/09/21 13:37:07
    So you took the plunge then Allansmith85? Let us know when it arrives :)
  • sandgroper2007/09/21 17:17:45
    allansmith85
    Actually, when I configured the same system today I found it was more expensive.


    Dont quite know what happened to your order allan, its still coming up at $1708.74 for me.

    Maybe you added something else that has changed in price, lucky you had a saved basket anyway.

    Enjoy your kit when it arrives :)
  • jayne2007/09/21 18:47:44
    I'd be sooooo excited if I was you Allan!! I love getting a new computer.... but it's not as frequent an occurence as I would like!!
  • allansmith852007/09/23 15:01:47
    jayne
    I'd be sooooo excited if I was you Allan!! I love getting a new computer.... but it's not as frequent an occurence as I would like!!


    I currently take home my work laptop with a 15 inch screen to watch DVD's, read documents etc. So stepping up to a 27 inch screen should be magnificent! :)

    Thanks again to Sandy for finding the deal.

    I just hope the e-coupon code works - when i was speaking to a Dell rep she said I needed to be able to provide a bigpond email address to obtain the discount. Of course, when you place the order online you don't need to provide this verification, but here's hoping they don't ask.

    Also, I've read elsewhere online that buying a Dell through their small business section invariably is cheaper than their home section. This was confirmed by the Dell rep when she said she could not match the price of the Vostro for the (more expensive) Inspiron with the same specs. (The reason I wanted the price matched was because the Inspiron had the option of adding a TV tuner card). Plus the fact the Vostro offers 10% discount over only a 5% discount for the Inspiron. So to anyone looking for a new computer for home use, I recommend checking out the small business section - and that is the section where Sandgroper seems to be usually unearthing those great buys!

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